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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

rgz NYC Host: Back to School (and Books!)

Micol here!

September means that I am officially back in New York City, where the book world is back at it in full swing!

Sunday marked the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, and though I was knee-deep in Deadlineville and couldn’t attend, apparently I was the only bookish type in New York who didn’t!

Once my manuscript was in (hurrah!), there was no way I was missing last night’s Barnes and Noble Back to School Bash! Organized by David Levithan, the program featured readings from all of your most-anticipated fall releases, as well as the rockin’ song stylings of everyone’s favorite YA jam band, Tiger Beat! Tiger Beat is Daniel Ehrenhaft on guitar, Barnabas Miller (but you can call him Barney) on drums, Natalie Standiford on bass (chicks who rock = major cool), and the inimitable Libba Bray on lead vocals! Quite the line-up, huh? Check them out as they rock out! In between songs, each took a turn reading, along with Eireann Corrigan and Eliot Schrefer. All in all, it was the perfect way to usher in the fall reading season!

But the fun’s not over, folks! For all of you Cornelia Funke fans, today marks the book birthday of her newest work, Reckless!

To celebrate, Funke is inviting readers "behind the mirror" for a huge theatrical storytelling event! Join Cornelia LIVE TODAY, September 14th at 1:30 pm EST for the worldwide launch of Reckless, featuring musical performances, dramatic readings, an interactive audience Q&A and more! Check out the live feed at: http://www.iclips.net/watch/get-reckless-tour - and check out Reckless!

That’s all for me! Happy fall – and happy reading!


Melissa Walker said...

So very cool! I'm in copyedit mode and hunkering down in my cave too. Sad to have missed all this fun! Will emerge SOON and be ready to PARTY!

Micol Ostow said...

I just saw my copyedits too! We must be on the same schedule.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Such a great report. Thanks, Micol! I wish I was there...

Little Willow said...

Very cool line-up.

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